Opinion article* published in Australasian Science written by Professor Clare Collins at the University of Newcastle. New diet fads and furphies seem to appear every day. While some of these have a scientific basis, for others the science has changed in response to new discoveries or the science is just not there yet. “I took [...]
An internationally-recognised University of Newcastle weight loss program tailored specifically for men has produced a benefit that is likely to be a powerful motivator to shed the excess kilos – improved erectile function.
WORLD Food Day, on October 16, is held in honour of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. Many countries observe World Food Day to raise awareness about food-related issues and to highlight areas for future action.
Can increasing your fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle study is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat healthier.
Can an increase in fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle research group is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat more healthy.
Superfoods is a buzzword now part of mainstream food and health language, often touted as miracle foods that cure all ills, stave off ageing and disease, or aid weight loss. But did you know that liver is more nutrient dense than a goji berry?
The “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer was launched late last year. Intermittent fasting is reported to be effective among those who have used it for weight loss.
But is it a viable weight-loss option? Does it live up to its hype?
Ethical and environmental considerations are often the prompt for adopting a meat-free diet. But better health may also push some towards vegetarianism, with a new study showing vegetarians have a lower risk of premature death than their meat-eating counterparts.
Major weight loss certainly sounds like a good plan if you’re overweight or obese and serious about improving your health. But the reality is it’s incredibly difficult to lose 30 kg, and even if you do, it’s even harder to keep off in the long term.
Dieters can now have their wine and drink it, guilt-free and minus the hangover. That’s the promise of so-called “light” or low-alcohol, low-calorie wines. But these wines are not considerably lighter and may actually push people toward drinking more.
1. In 2013, embrace all the wonderful, healthy foods you CAN eat, rather than placing your efforts and attention on the foods you CAN’T. 2. Cut your portion sizes, stick to basic foods like vegetables, salad and lean proteins, and build some exercise into your day’s routine. 3. Eat clean and healthy 90% of the [...]